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'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2014

Fri, 05/16/14
In This Issue Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 14-15 Creole Tomato Festival, June 7-8 Jazz Fest in 100 Photos A Heavenly Look at Piano Night Sync Up On Video Shout Out: Chuck and Janis Rogers of Buffa's Recipe: Breau... Read more

In Memoriam: Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr.

Thu, 05/15/14
Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in New Orleans at the age of 63. Mr. Thompson, Sr., a lifelong New Orleanian, was the Flag Boy of the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe and President of the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Read more

Miller Mccoy Academy Marching Band

Thu, 05/15/14
Miller Mccoy Academy Marching Band on Cuttin' Class. Read more

Sync Up 2014 Videos

Thu, 05/15/14
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has released eleven videos from Sync Up 2014, with a total run time of 10+ hours. If you were too distracted by Jazz Fest to attend, here they are. The Sync Up Conference is New Orleans' top forum for entertainment industry leaders, c... Read more

Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth, "Oh, New Orleans Here I Come!"

Thu, 05/15/14
Authored by David Stafford
Really enjoyed this beautifully produced new video by filmmaker James DeMaria, the title track of Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth's Oh New Orleans, Here I Come!  According to DeMaria, the song is about Tricia's yearly pilgrimage home from Norway for FQF, Jazz Fest, and to... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Evan Christopher Live at Clever Wines "

Wed, 05/14/14
On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City.  During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes.  I also visit Murf Reeves of Sylvain Restaurant and Chris Hannah ... Read more

The Original Tuxedo Jazzband, 4 songs, 1964

Tue, 05/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a little trad jazz gem: a set of songs by the Original Tuxedo Jazzband, recorded in 1964 in Baden Baden, Germany. That's bandleader Albert "Papa" French on banjo; clarinetist Joseph "Cornbread" Thomas also handles vocals. Per the video's YouTube page, here's the rest... Read more

Mississippi John Hurt, "Lonesome Valley"

Mon, 05/12/14
Authored by David Stafford
The legendary bluesman John Smith Hurt, AKA Mississippi John Hurt (~1892-1966), left sharecropping for a brief recording career with Okeh Records in 1928, cutting 78s like "Frankie" and "Avalon Blues". The records didn't sell, and Hurt eventually returned to farming. Decade... Read more

Recipe: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Bisque with Cornbread Stuffed Shell

Mon, 05/12/14
Authored by Danielle Dietze
A deep down full flavored Louisiana classic from our friends at Martinique Bistro. Like a gumbo, this soup tastes best in the days after it’s first been made when all the seasonings have time to meld and balance. A great dish for a casual gathering anytime! Read more

Congratulations Team 'OZ!

Sat, 05/10/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Team WWOZ Rollicks On! Team 'OZ raised $14,075 through participation in this year’s Crescent City Classic on April 19! This is almost twice our 2013 total. The After-Party! Wednesday, April 23, four days after Team WWOZ rolled into its record-setting totals for participants ... Read more

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